Explore an island dotted with pieces of art
Sakushima Island, floating in roughly the middle of Mikawa Bay, is about a 20-minute boat ride from Isshiki Port. It shot to fame for the artwork exhibited throughout the island. One of the most popular pieces is the "Ohirune (Nap) House". If you sit inside this dark-colored box and listen to the sound of the waves and feel the ocean breeze, you just might discover a feeling of oneness with nature. Other artwork includes the secret hideout, "Apollo", modeled on Apollo 11, and "Seagull's Parking Lot" where flocks of seagulls flutter in the sea breeze. Pieces of ancient pottery from the Jomon period, as well as shell mounds from the Yayoi period, have been unearthed from the geologic stratum, and exploring these vestiges of the past is another good way to enjoy the island.
|Posted photos||Main Immerse yourself in the island of art, and enjoy a relaxing time just the way you want
Three photos Upper left Each piece of art, like the pure white "East House", itself makes for a valuable photogenic scene, upper right Exploring the historic sites such as the "Yamanokamizuka Tumuli" is also highly recommended, lower "Hidamari-an", where you can sit down and take a relaxing break
|Address||Sakushima, Isshiki-cho, Nishio City, Aichi Prefecture|
|Phone||Sakushima Promotion Division, Nishio City Hall
+81-563-72-9607 (Japanese only)
|Access||Take the Ankuru Bus Seibu Line from "Mikawa-Anjo Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 35 minutes, and alight at "Shin-Anjo Station". Take the Meitetsu Nishio Line for approx. 20 minutes, and alight at "Nishio Station". The rest of the route is the same as above.
- Take the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line express train which runs directly onto the Nishio Line (via Shin-Anjo Station) from "Toyohashi Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 60 minutes, and alight at "Nishio Station". The rest of the route is the same as above.
- Alight at "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen, and go to "Meitetsu Nagoya Station". Take the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line express train which runs directly onto the Nishio Line (via Shin-Anjo Station), and alight at "Nishio Station". Take the Meitetsu Bus bound for Isshiki Sakana Hiroba / Sakushima-yuki Fune-noriba for approx. 28 minutes, and alight at "Isshiki Sakana Hiroba / Sakushima-yuki Fune-noriba". Take the Nishio Municipal High Speed Boat for approx. 20 minutes, and alight at "Sakushima West Port" or "Sakushima East Port".
* Sea taxi "Sazanami" is also available (TEL: 0563-79-1234). Please inquire for details regarding operational status.
updated on Aug 31, 2017
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